Wayne County Fishing Report for August 6, 2019

Lake Ontario- It’s summer fishing for the kings and the bite continues. Sunday it was a north-east blow which is never a good thing. The lake flipped with 48 degree temps at 50 feet.

But…the kings are still hitting.

Charters are trolling straight out of Sodus Bay and working water 100 to 80 feet down 50 feet. The salmon like the meat rigs and flasher flies.

Don’t forget the LOC fall Derby, where you can net a whooping $25,000 for a Grand Prize salmon. The derby runs August 16 through September 2nd. No NYS fishing license is needed for the Fall Derby. The website is www.loc.org.

Bays- Wayne County still has a no-wake condition. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office declared a State of Emergency on Sodus Bay, East Bay, Port Bay and Blind Sodus Bay effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday May 11.

SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE WITHIN 1000 FEET of shore.

PORT BAY, EAST BAY and BLIND SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE. 

The docks at Margaretta Road launch are now finished. They are 60 X 60-foot poly deck dock.

Some smallmouth bass are being caught near the Sodus Bay channel and also out in Lake Ontario in 30 feet of water.

Bass tournaments are popular at Sodus Bay. The boat launch at Margaretta Road and the weigh ins for these local contests are usually at the parking lot.

The largemouths are everywhere in the bay and the hot lure is still the worm rigs.

To launch at Port Bay, use the south end DEC launch off West Port Bay Road. The north end is still closed, however might be opened in a few days.

If you need tackle Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus Bay are always opened.

Check out the rest of the Wayne County Tourism web page for the locations and hours of local bait and tackle shops. www.waynecountytourism.com. 

Erie Canal- Bass, catfish, crappies and blue gills are being caught in canal waters. You can launch small craft boats in Clyde, Lyons, Newark, Palmyra and Macedon.

This report was written on August 6, 2019 by Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY, a regular columnist with the Finger Lakes Times, Sun and Record, Lake Ontario Outdoors and freelance writer with other publications, as well as Recreational Promotional Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism. Chris assists with the Wayne County Youth Derby and other outdoor events. He also takes time to work with the Montezuma Audobon Center on programs involving kids, including their Youth Pheasant Hunt. He is a constant presence at sportsmen’s events, shows, and anything involving the outdoors. Kenyon is a tireless advocate for enjoying the outdoors, preserving the environment, and sharing knowledge and skills.